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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 28, 2007 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

The ROR HOF issue made me wonder - what are guilty listening pleasures that people are afraid to admit, but if pushed, would concede?

Mine:
Tom Petty
Cheap Trick
Earth Wind & Fire

Not saying I always reach for these, but I think Wildflowers and Southern Accents by Tom are great albums, as I do with Dream Police by Cheap Trick and I never turn the dial (yea, I still listen to radio in the car) if an EWF song comes on.

Also, I would turn up any song off appetite for destruction - it takes me back to a certain fun summer.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 28, 2007 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Not that I feel all that guilty, becaue it's ALL music, but these are pretty far afield from The Grateful Dead:

Some Hall & Oates---She's Gone, their version of You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

Fleewood Mac's Tango In The Night album, plus I'm a BIG fan of the Stevie Nicks song, Angel, that was on Tusk---ok, Rhiannon and Dreams, too. Jeez!

Cities in Dust by Siouxsie & The Banshees

Here's an Earth, Wind & Fire song that I can never seem get enough of: September

9 to 5 by Dolly Parton

Sail On-The Commodores

Love Child-Diana Ross & The Supremes

Where Is The Love-Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway; also Roberta's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Sloop John B; Wouldn't It Be Nice; God Only Knows-The Beach Boys

Portrait Of An American Family; Smells Like Children-Marilyn Manson

Just about anything by Concrete Blonde, although Caroline and Bloodletting are my favorites.

The Theme From Shaft

George Jones

I could go on, but that's all for now. Thank you for asking.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 28, 2007 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Hall & Oats far from the Dead? Perish the thought. Although, I know most of us want to wipe this show from memory but the boys actually bust out a couple Hall & Oats songs at this .http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-09-24.sbd.rich.425.sbeok.shnf
forgettable show.

This post was modified by barongsong on 2007-09-29 02:20:12

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 28, 2007 8:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Actually I do recall reading about that. Wasn't that a rainforest benefit? And Jerry Garcia was someone who was probably as open-minded about and as respectful toward the work of other musicians as one could ever find, so it would not surprise me in the least to learn what other varying styles of music and performers interested him. That was the Chinese Bones show, and I know he and I think Weir, as well, had at least some passing interest in Robyn Hitchcock at that time, enough to seek him out and catch one of his shows when they had the chance. Jerry certainly loved R&B, too, and when you hear that Hall & Oates stuff, you are definitely hearing a solid R&B core.

But Suzanne Vega was part of that gig, too, and Jerry probably thought she sucked.

Just kidding.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 28, 2007 10:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Right this was the Rainforest Benefit show and I remember coming out from it rather underwhelmed by the playing. It was probably more due to end of tour fatigue then lack of enthusiasm for the guest participants. Anyway I should probably give it another listen just for fun.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 28, 2007 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

I've always wondered why they didn't do He's Gone into She's Gone (or versa vice)

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Poster: daliguana Date: Sep 28, 2007 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

I've been on a non-dead kick for a couple of weeks, actually. I just got heavy into DeepDish and DJ Sharam's Yoshiesque. Tom Petty albums including the Traveling Wilburys - love them guys - have been in rotation. Oh, and how can I forget SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9!!! A friend asked me to get some of there stuff and came across the stuff they'd done over the summer - KILLER!!
Love EWF and hear Bob Sinclair sampling them all the time, it seems. Jamiroquai has been in there, too. Joey Negro has some good stuff out there - He's got an Exodus EP that's pretty righteous. As always, a big reggae fan. Lyle Lovett can do no wrong in my book. Looking forward to Lenny Kravitz's new album - been a long-time fan since Let Love Rule and hoping that he's getting back to some of that type. His taste has been straying from mine the last several albums. I just got J. Timberlake's newest (guilty as charged) just because I thought he was so funny on SNL when he was on, thought I'd give him a chance (hey, I was wrong about Leo DiCaprio being a teen idol punk, too). Both Erykah Badu and Macy Gray have been doing it for me, too. So, yeah, that's what I do when I'm not on the Dead 24/7. And as always, thanks for asking.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 28, 2007 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

STS9 is now based in Santa Cruz, but other than a show last fall/winter? at the Catalyst, they seem to live there, but take the show on the road elsewhere. I discovered them here (on archive) and could enjoy some of it quite a bit, but didn't really have a deep feel for them until caught part of their late night with disco biscuits at bonnaroo 2006 - that convinced me I'd love to see them some more. Of course, if you're not into lots of scantily clad lovely young ladies feeling "ecstatically" happy and dancing non-stop, probably not your cup of tea...

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 28, 2007 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Conway Twitty/Slim Whittman/Kenny Rogers
Adam Ant/ Men At Work / INXS
Digital Underground/ Kid Creole and the Coconuts/PM Dawn

I also like some guy named Jim Morrison. I think he used to play drums in some band called the Beatles. And Janis Joplins saxaphone work on the Dark Side Of The Moon by Led Zeppelin. Lets not forget Jimi Hendrix thundering bass guitar on Jethro Tulls famous album--"Tiny Tims Tiptoe Through The Tulips: songs from BillaBong Bing Crosby" (father of David Crosby)

These are some of my FAVORITES!

Edit: sorry about the spelling...its saxoMOphone.
No confusion intended......

This post was modified by craven714 on 2007-09-29 01:28:52

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 28, 2007 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Slim Whitman!

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 29, 2007 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

hall and oates is a good call as well.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 28, 2007 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Bee gees,including SNF material. I think they are really good. Kool and the Gang too. Neil Diamond (his lounge lizard stuff as well)

As for your EW&F suggestion, I don't think they should be listed as a guilty pleasure. They are awesome.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 28, 2007 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

I would admit to some bee gees (hard to argue with their harmonies), definitely some neil (but too many visions of my mom singing along to am radio songs as a kid), and love kool and the gang - they keep on going strong (talk about a rotating cast over time):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl7Bk364UdY

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 28, 2007 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Yes, "you don't bring me flowers" is a tough one to stomach.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Sep 28, 2007 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Love on the rocks
Ain't no surprise
Pour me a drink
And I'll tell you some lies
Got nothin' to lose
So you just sing the blues all the time

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 29, 2007 4:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Not sure if guilty or not
Red Hot Chili Peppers
New York Dolls
Sublime
James Taylor
B52's
Oh and I hear a lot of classical ballet music second hand courtesy of the wife and kids.

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Sep 29, 2007 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures


Man, these guilty pleasures ain't nothing. Cheap Trick, New York Dolls, GEORGE JONES? If these are guilty pleasures, you guys are golden, don't even think about it. The Bee Gees were GOOD. Sure I grew up saying I hated them, DISCO SUCKS rallies and all that, but listening to them now I hear just really fantastic songwriters, and I dig many of their songs (WHOA! Sorry, the fifteen-year-old blacklakelight just swung at me with a skateboard). They're a "radio pleasure," mind, like a lot of these, meaning it's awesome when they come on the radio, you turn it up, but buy or burn the same song and put it on in the living room-- it's just not the same. Burning a shitload of JOURNEY hipped me to this phenomenon.

I don't care for Hall & Oates or James Taylor, but still-- nowhere near as guilt inducing as Justin Timberlake or something.

One of my guilties is that song by the group Train, about "did you want to see the shooting star, the milky way?" and whatnot. It came on in a taxi driving through the rain in Copenhagen, and I'd just had some righteous kind; liked it ever since, although at first I thought he was singing, "VAN HALEN was overrated!" I was all "what the gah? No way!"

Also, this song "Don't Matter" by Akon. Can't help it, it's got this old school dancehall feel to it that I like, even if some of the backup vocals sound like chipmunks.

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 29, 2007 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

It has to be Hawkwind, but I blame nostalgia - had a lot of fum times with them when I was obviously at an impressionable age.

Bryan E don't feel guilty about enjoying Beach Boys, we'd all be wearing hair shirts if that was a sin.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 29, 2007 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Yeah, I understand the guilty pleasure idea, but it's hard to really call it that when it comes to music. The thing about The Beach Boys is that I just found them to be SO irritating when I was a kid. Upon a second listen after outgrowing a lot of my own hangups, though, I could hear some real sincerity of emotion in those songs. Help Me Rhonda is another that worked for me, too.

I'll tell you a REAL guilty pleasure: the time I spend here.

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 3, 2007 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

So, I was reading this thread....which made me think of Squeeze....which made me think of Pullin Mussels from a Shell.....which made me think of William Tell.....and Maid Marion....lucky dog!

They do it on camber sands
They do it at Waikiki
Lazing about the beach all day
At night the crickets creepy
Squinting faces at the sky
A Harold Robbins paperback
Surfers drop their boards and dry
And everybody wants a hat

But behind the Chalet
My holiday's complete
And I feel like William Tell
Maid Marion on her tiptoed feet
Pulling mussels from the shell

Shrinking in the sea so cold
Topless ladies look away
A he-man in a sunken shower
Shelters from the rain
You wish you had a motor boat
To pose around the harbor bar
And when the sun goes out to bed
You hook it up behind the car

But behind the Chalet
My holiday's complete
And I feel like William Tell
Maid Marion on her tiptoed feet
Pulling mussels from the shell

Two fat ladies window shop
Something for the mantlepiece
In for bingo all the nines
A panda for sweet little niece
The coach drivers stand about
Looking at a local map
About the boy he's gone away
Down to the next door's caravan

But behind the Chalet
My holiday's complete
And I feel like William Tell
Maid Marion on her tiptoed feet
Pulling mussels from the shell



This post was modified by high flow on 2007-10-04 00:09:26

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Sep 29, 2007 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

I dig just about everything. Metal, Rock, Jazz, Disco, Reggae, Pop, Folk, Blues, R & B, Soul, I even dig hammered dulcimer music.
I do find it odd that Michael Jackson's Thriller album has sold more than 100 million copies, and I have yet to meet someone who will admit to owning one.
Obviously a guilty pleasure everybody is too guilty to admit.

I still own a Prince 1999 album. I keep it next to my "It's Raining Men" album by the Weather Girls.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 29, 2007 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NON-Dead - guilty pleasures

Nothing there for me to admit because I was not one of the hundred million that bought it, nor was I ever interested in owning a copy. But did my jaw drop and did my eyes pop out of my head when he did Billie Jean on the Motown anniversary special just as the album was starting to get hot and everybody saw him Moonwalk for the first time? Damn straight they did, and I consider it to be one of the all-time great moments in TV history.

1999? Crank it up!